West Seattle Crime Watch: Car thefts/recoveries; bicycle found

September 19, 2013 9:34 am
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Reader reports to share this morning: Looks like another stolen-car recovery in West Seattle – Alan just sent word of a stolen car recovered near 14th and Holly; he called it in as an abandoned/possibly stolen car (white Honda Accord LX), and says police have since shown up along with the apparent owner, who drove it away. That was one of two cars in the area that he says appeared to have been prowled overnight:

My neighbor was woken at 2:30 by the alarm on his work van going off. No entry was made or damage done. He noticed that two vehicles had dome lights on when he left for work this morning. One car belongs to a neighbor, which is never used. The door was ajar, so I shut it and notified the neighbor.

Another person texted us about a gun found at 16th/Myrtle this morning and reported to police; no details available on the investigation so far, though.

Karen from the Hansen View Block Watch (near The Mount) shares another car theft/recovery report circulated on their list:

Holly had her older dark green SUV stolen overnight on Monday or early Tuesday morning (I’m not sure of the make/model). She said the car was unlocked when it was taken; it was parked in front of their house on the east side of 37th (not in the alley). She reported the theft to police on Tuesday morning. By midday, it had been found and recovered in White Center. The stereo console had been removed, but the car was otherwise undamaged.

And Joey reported a suspected car-prowl attempt early Wednesday in Admiral:

At about 4:30am I was woken up by my car alarm outside my apartment (on the corner of Hill and California). My 1991 Integra was unopened and not missing anything , but as I went outside to disarm and check it out, I heard a car start, then quickly accelerate down 44th Ave SW (I’m estimating). I know that this could have been coincidental, but I don’t think it was.

Meantime, Bradi reports a found bicycle that she wanted to mention here before turning it over to police:

My husband found a women’s MAGNA 15-speed Mountain Bike, a day or so ago, in the North Delridge Area, across the street from the Delridge Deli Mart. It’s a blue-gray color. Looks new. It had been abandoned for hours, with 2 flat tires, just sitting on the sidewalk, so we assumed it stolen.

If it’s yours, tweet a message to Bradi – who would want to hear more-descriptive information before turning it over – at @mrs_jonesb. A theft-report # would be optimal. And a reminder for bicycle-theft victims – when SPD recovers bicycles, they’re tweeting info at @getyourbikeback.

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